2019 NAIA Women’s Soccer Players of the Week (September 10)

Women's Soccer - Southern Oregon University

Kansas City, Mo. – Anya Castelli of Stephens (Mo.) has been named the NAIA National Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Jessie Selby of Southern Oregon has been named the NAIA National Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. The two student-athletes were nominated for their performances during the week of Sept. 2 - 8 and were selected out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.


Defensive Player of the Week

Jessie Selby, Southern Oregon

So., GK, Vancouver, Wash.

  • Recorded 14 saves against Sonoma State (NCAA Division II)
  • Led the Raiders to a 1-0 win in a match they were outshot 32-4
  • Stopped a penalty kick in the 80th minute to keep game tied at zero
  • Weekly Stats:
    • 14 saves
    • Shutout victory


Offensive Player of the Week

Anya Castelli, Stephens (Mo.)

Fr., MF, Wildwood, Mo.

  • Broke the Stephens’ single game records for points and shots.
  • Tied Stephens’ single game goals record with five against Iowa Wesleyan
  • 12 points against Iowa Wesleyan (most in NAIA this season)
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Seven goals
    • 16 points

Offensive Nominees: 
Makena Giles, Bryan (Tenn.) ; Sierra Vicente, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) ; Josett Perez, Judson (Ill.) ; Erin Oleksak, Marian (Ind.) ; Eme Mclaughlin, Providence (Mont.) (Mont.) ; Maddi Berthoud, Westmont (Calif.) ; Josephine Bardsley, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) ; Anika Kallash, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Ariella Amaguana, Washington Adventist (Md.) ; Dakota Spencer, Tabor (Kan.) ; Libby Miller, Georgetown (Ky.) ; Karla Parra, Southwest (N.M.) ; Brynn Bradley, Midway (Ky.) ; Kyleigh Gibson, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) ; Hannah Theriault, Middle Georgia State ; Uchenna Kanu, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Grace Thomas, Madonna (Mich.)

Defensive Nominees: 
Camila Chaves, Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) ; Kelly Morine, Tennessee Wesleyan ; Kaitlyn Haibel, Soka (Calif.) ; Marissa Fetters, Judson (Ill.) ; Sydney Genatempo, Marian (Ind.) ; Myranda Baca, Vanguard (Calif.) ; Maddy Meredith, Doane (Neb.) ; Kailee Barnhard, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) ; Lauryn Airy, Saint Mary (Kan.) ; Michaela Hawthorn, Cumberland (Tenn.) ; Karolyn Hasler, LSU Shreveport (La.) ; Kaitlyn Godwin, IU Kokomo (Ind.) ; Jennifer Starwalt, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) ; Sabrina Lang, William Carey (Miss.) ; Isamar Duran, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Lisa Venrath, University of Northwestern Ohio


2019-20 Women's Soccer Composite Award Winners (Defensive, Offensive)

Week 1 (September 11): Jessie Selby, Southern Oregon , Anya Castelli, Stephens (Mo.)

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Soccer Championship

Nov. 22-23, 2019 Opening Round – 
Campus Sites

Dec. 2 - Dec. 7, 2019
Orange Beach Sportsplex
Orange Beach, Ala.